I'm glad to say that my kids actually love vegetables and green beans are one of their favorite. I came across this simple way to make green beans a little more fun in the I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening cookbook by Devin Alexander. You can adjust the amount of lime flavor to your taste. Green beans are what we diabetics call a "free choice," because there aren't even enough calories or carbohydrates to count! This recipe says it makes two 1-cup servings, so you can adjust to suit your family.
1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons to 1 Tablespoon lime juice, or more, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
Steam green beans for 3-5 minutes, or until they are fork tender. Drain them well. Transfer beans to a serving bowl and toss with lime juice and season with salt. Serve immediately.
Each (1-cup) serving has: 29 calories, 1 g. protein, 7 g. carbohydrates, 1 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 4 g. fiber, trace sodium.